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Gifts Totaling $725,000 from the Rauch Foundation Aim to Attract Talented Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows to TC 

Published in Power of Giving 6/19/2013 Nancy Douzinas The Rauch Foundation, a Long Island-based family foundation, has made two gifts to Teachers College totaling $725,000 to support the recruitment of outstanding scholars and future teachers who are committed to improving outcomes for children and families from high-need communities. “From its inception 125 years ago, Teachers College …

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TC Graduates Gallery: Abena Koomson 

Abena Koomson: A Teacher of Note If you’re within earshot of Gloria Abena Koomson when she moves on to her next job in education as an administrator or a teacher, do not be surprised  to hear her singing as she goes about her work. Read the article Watch the interview To learn about more of …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Vivian Ota Wang  ☆

The Supreme Court's has said no to gene patents, but what about genetically-based marketing claims? Federal gene expert and TC alumna Vivian Ota Wang explains why she opposed approval of a drug that purported to treat congestive heart failure in African Americans -- a group for which there is no genetic definition. As Program Director …

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Former Faculty Member Gregory Anderson Named Dean of Temple’s College of Education 

Anderson was a post-doctoral minority fellow at TC and an associate professor in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education at TC . He is also a former higher education policy officer in Educational Opportunity and Scholarship programs at the Ford Foundation in New York. Link: Anderson appointed dean of Temple's College of Education Source

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: John King  ☆

Former high school teacher and middle school principal John B. King, Jr. is Commissioner of Education for the State of New York , overseeing more than 7,000 public and independent elementary and secondary schools that serve 3.1 million students, and President of the University of the State of New York.Previously King served as Managing Director of Uncommon …

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Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC’s Doctoral Ceremony 

At Teachers College’s Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn. Lee, Director of Singapore’s National Institute of Education, has …

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TC Holds Commencement for Master’s Degree Students 

Teachers College held two Convocation ceremonies for its 2013 master’s degree recipients Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. In her remarks, TC President Susan Fuhrman noted that the students were graduating during “a milestone year for TC – our 125th anniversary,” and reminded them that they “stand on the shoulders …

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Hailing Their Inner Chiefs  ☆

Published in TC People 5/10/2013 By Heather Smitelli "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Surprisingly, many parents and teachers fail to recognize the educational value of this question, which children often tackle with great enthusiasm. Yet prompted in a supportive environment, with genuine interest on the part of the adult, the doctor-lawyer-Indian …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Nahas Angula  ☆

Nahas Angula, MA '78, EDM '79 Apartheid limits the life chances of its victims, but perhaps even more damaging are the limits such a system places on people's aspirations and their sense of their own potential.  Nahas Angula (Ed.M., 1979; M.A., 1978), former Prime Minister of Namibia, studied at TC on the eve of his nation's independence …

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TC at AERA 2013 

Some 172 faculty, students and others affiliated with Teachers College will present at "Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis," this year's meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), which will be held in San Francisco from April 27-May 1. The link below connects to a posting of all TC presenters, with times and …

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The Changing Face of Leadership 

When David Johns (M.A. ’06) was serving on the committee planning President Obama’s second-term inauguration, he ran up against a colleague who wanted to seat the surviving Tuskegee Airmen – the first African American military pilots, who served in World War II -- in the balcony at a presidential gala. The hell she’s going to …

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Academic Festival 2013: Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow  ☆

TC’s fifth annual signature homecoming event anchors our year-long series of 125th anniversary events on campus, bringing together alumni, students and friends of the College for a day of learning, engaging and celebrating. Take part in interactive sessions that will explore some of the many trails we have blazed, as well as the cutting-edge work …

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Critical Questions: A Conversation with NY State Commissioner of Education John King 

Critical Questions: A Conversation with NY State Commissioner of Education John King will be an opportunity to ask the Commissioner thoughtful questions, share classroom experiences, and advocate for meaningful reforms to the educational system that will support your professional growth.  The conversation is moderated by classroom teachers and is a rare chance for teachers to speak …

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Mini Moments with Big Thinkers: Prof. Sharon Lynn Kagan (Alumna)  ☆

How do you help another country design a set of standards for early childhood learning? By respecting its culture values and not intruding your own, according to TC's Sharon Lynn Kagan, who has conducted such work with scores of developing nations worldwide.

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TC Alumnus David Johns Tapped to Lead White House Education Initiative  ☆

David J. Johns (M.A. ’06 sociology and education policy) has been named Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. His primary role will be to identify evidence-based best practices that can improve African American student achievement—from cradle to career. "David’s expertise will be critical in helping to address the …

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Spotlight Alumni: Danielle Moss Lee 

Helping All Women to Have It All Published in TC Today - Volume 37, No. 1 12/7/2012 By Jeanne Jackson-Devoe People considering new jobs often look for clues that their prospective employer shares their values. For Danielle Moss Lee (Ed. D. ’06), who recently became Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of the City of …

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